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Rabat – King Mohammed VI granted royal pardons to hundreds of detainees sentenced across Morocco.The Ministry of Justice issued a statement on July 29 to announce the royal pardons granted in the event of the King Mohammed’s 20th Throne Day.The statement said that 4,764 detainees benefited from the royal pardon. The royal pardon, according to the statement, included a number of detainees jailed for their participation in unauthorized demonstrations in the Al Hoceima protests (2016-2017). The ministry did not reveal the exact number of activists who benefited from the royal pardon.The pardon also includes some prisoners convicted of terrorism. The released prisoners convicted for terror crimes were part of the fourth annual Reconciliation (Moussalaha) program.Morocco launched the reconciliation program in 2018. The program aims to reintegrate prisoners into society.Morocco’s government has eminent trust in the reconciliation program. King Mohammed VI has offered the royal pardon to numerous defendants convicted of terror-related crimes who applied to join the program.The royal pardon reduced prison sentences for 2,477 prisoners.The royal decree also commuted the death penalty sentences to life imprisonment for 31 detainees.One hundred prisoners have been excused fines, while two people benefited from royal pardon with exemption from prison and fines. read more

Mr. Annan said in a statement issued today by his spokesman in New York that he was pleased to learn that the memorandum was a comprehensive agreement, covering a wide array of issues ranging from the governing of Aceh and security arrangements to human rights issues. He also commended former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari for the mediation role that he played throughout the negotiation process. “He sincerely hopes that the memorandum will be implemented in full, so that a lasting peace can prevail in Aceh after nearly 30 years of conflict there. The people in Aceh deserve a peaceful future,” the statement said. Reiterating his call for both parties to demonstrate continued resolve and commitment, Mr. Annan said he was encouraged to learn that monitors from the European Union (EU) and a number of Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries were being deployed as of today to Aceh as a part of the Aceh Monitoring Mission. The MoU signing follows a preliminary peace agreement reached between the two parties in mid-July. read more

first_imgSpecialist retailers will inevitably try and tempt you into a PS4 or Xbox One purchase next month by offering decent trade in values for your old consoles. But they aren’t the only ones trying to tempt a trade. Alienware has decided to get in on the action, only they want you to buy a new PC instead of a next-gen console.With no backwards compatibility on PS4 and Xbox One, it seems likely many more gamers will choose to hang on to their current gen machines. But Alienware’s proposition is a tempting one if you see your gaming future being on a PC. Deciding to trade in a PS3, Xbox 360, or even a Wii will net you $200 off a new Alienware PC right now. You can also choose to trade a desktop PC or laptop if you wish.The console needs to be shipped to Alienware “in the condition you claim” and a proof-of-purchase submitted for the Alienware PC/laptop you buy. In return, you will get the agreed trade-in amount as cash via a bank transfer. When you consider a new PS3 is $275, an Xbox 360 is $250, and a Wii is $150, Alienware is offering excellent trade in prices.To take part in the trade-in program, or just to see how much your hardware is worth, visit the Alienware Trade-In Program page. Note that any console you do trade has to be in working order. State it’s broken and Alienware will suggest recycling it instead.last_img read more

5 places with free holiday meals in Clark County

September 19, 2019 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_imgThere’s no reason to go hungry or be alone on Thanksgiving, as several groups in Clark County host free meals open to anyone and everyone. Here are five places where you can get a free Thanksgiving meal around town.1) St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8701 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver.Last year, Ohana Farms Northwest served more than 300 people at St. John the Evangelist and ran out of food by mid-afternoon. Organizer Carolyn Carpio hopes to serve even more people this year. The meal takes place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the church. While no family — no matter how big — will be turned away, people are asked to call 360-798-7622 to reserve a spot. Transportation is provided if needed, though Carpio could use some help providing transportation for more people.Those who attend will also have the opportunity to get a haircut, take home nonperishable food and winter clothes, and participate in a cake walk.2) WareHouse ’23, 100 Columbia St., Vancouver.Probably the most well-known free Thanksgiving meal was hosted for years by state Court of Appeals Judge Rich Melnick and Chuck Chronis at Chronis’ restaurant. That restaurant is long gone, but the meal tradition continues at WareHouse ’23 with the help of its owner, Mark Matthias. Get grub between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the waterfront restaurant, which will also host a free meal at the same time on Christmas Day. Call 360-750-7256 for more information.3) Smirna Christian Church, 8205 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver.For years, Donnie Vercher hosted a Thanksgiving meal in the parking lot behind his restaurant, Daddy D’s Southern Style BBQ in central Vancouver. This year, Vercher said he’s been blessed with a facility to hold the event, Smirna Christian Church just down the road, where he expects to feed 1,000 people.last_img read more

Boehner to Obama No debt hike without concessions

September 16, 2019 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_imgWASHINGTON — The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.With no resolution in sight, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that Congress is “playing with fire” as he called on lawmakers to quickly pass legislation re-opening the government and a measure increasing the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit.The government shutdown precipitated by the budget brinkmanship entered its sixth day with hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, national parks closed and an array of government services on hold.Lew said Obama has not changed his opposition to coupling a bill to re-open the government and raise the borrowing authority with Republican demands for changes in the 3-year-old health care law and spending cuts.Boehner insisted that Obama must negotiate if the president wants to end the shutdown and avert a default that could trigger a financial crisis and recession that would echo the events of 2008 or worse. The 2008 financial crisis pushed the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.last_img read more

ALM Debuts New Site Using Forbes Platform

September 14, 2019 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_imgALM rolled out a redesign of flagship site Law.com last week, touting access to a broader range of content from other sites within its portfolio and an emphasis on user-generated content.The latter feature is result of a licensing deal ALM struck with Forbes. ALM, a b-to-b publisher in the legal and real estate markets, is using Forbes’ proprietary Falcon platform to run its contributor network on the back end.At launch, ALM says it has more than 160 contributors across a variety of topic categories.”This is the realization of our vision to create a single destination where readers can access the rich content across our global network of legal news and information brands,” said Bill Carter, president and chief executive officer at ALM. “The Contributor Network was developed in response to a growing chorus in the legal community to allow thought leaders to share their perspective and practical insights in the same forum that we deliver breaking news.” Law.com’s unveiling continues a series of digital investments by ALM. The publisher has redesigned 18 of its websites and launched a Law.com app in recent months.last_img read more

first_img $155 at Google Express Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. 7 0 Healthy eating,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $210 at Best Buy Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Angela Lang/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $520 at HP TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See at Turo $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Beyond Meat held its initial public offering on May 2. Amanda Capritto The maker of the Beyond Burger thinks there’s plenty of demand for more plant-based burgers. Beyond Meat released its quarterly earnings on Thursday showing a 215% increase in net revenue, and the company expects to double its sales in 2019 compared with last year. The numbers come a little over a month after Beyond Meat held its initial public offering on May 2. “We are very pleased with our successful IPO during the month of May and our strong first quarter financial results that we believe demonstrate mainstream consumers’ desire for plant-based meat products in the United States and internationally,” Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat’s president and CEO, said in a press release Thursday.  The meat replacement company’s Beyond Burger is available at supermarkets across the US and Amazon. It’s also available for order at Carl’s Jr, TGI Fridays and Del Taco. Starting in June, smart-oven maker Tovala began offering Beyond Meat as part of its meal kits. Beyond Meat, however, isn’t the only such maker in town. Impossible Foods is another plant-based meat company that’s already teamed up with Burger King to make the Impossible Whopper and Little Caesars to create Impossible Sausage for pizzas.  Rylo Sprint $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Read Google Home Hub review Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the AirPods review Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Chris Monroe/CNET $6 at Tidal $999 Best Buy See It Read the Rylo camera preview Post a comment Share your voice $999 See It See It See it DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Tags I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Share your voice Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Boost Mobile The Cheapskate Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Amazonlast_img read more

Trump announces hes being investigated

September 3, 2019 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_imgDonald Trump.File PhotoUS president Donald Trump announced he is under investigation and appeared to attack a senior Department of Justice official Friday, as the federal investigation consuming his administration gathered pace.As Bob Mueller, the special investigator now heading the FBI’s probe into allegations of Russian election meddling, filled out his legal team and prepared to begin interviews, Trump erupted furiously for a second consecutive day.“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt” he tweeted from the White House shortly before leaving for Miami.Trump’s digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing last month of James Comey-an almost unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump’s presidency.A source on Trump’s legal team claimed the president was referring to a Washington Post story “from the other night” rather than confirming he is being investigated.The Washington Post was one of several media that revealed this week that Trump himself is being investigated on allegations of obstructing justice.Inside the White House, a sense of foreboding has taken hold on even the most junior staff and up to the Oval Office, as news emerged that Vice President Mike Pence has hired a high-powered outside counsel to represent him.An aide on Thursday said Pence had hired Richard Cullen who litigated the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal, the Watergate affair and the 2000 vote recount in Florida.The vice-president, who was also in Miami, described his move to hire an outside lawyer as “very routine.”Special counsel Mueller-a respected former FBI director-was also bringing in legal firepower to investigate whether there was collusion between Trump’s team and Russia to fix the 2016 election or an attempted cover-up.Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller told AFP he now has “13 attorneys on board, with several more in the pipeline.”‘Witch hunt’ -That news appears to have infuriated the president, who also lashed out at the media on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama’s detente with Cuba.“After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my ‘collusion with the Russians,’ nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!” Trump tweeted.“The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media – over 100 million people! I can go around them.”On Thursday Trump derided a “witch hunt” against him, led by some “very bad” people.Trump’s young presidency has been battered by allegations-under investigation both by Congress and the FBI-that Russia interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump’s campaign team.The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow.The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry’s direction.The widened Russia probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump’s presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking yet more political oxygen out of the West Wing.As the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning Mueller’s credibility. Allies have even floated the idea that Mueller may be fired.last_img read more

first_imgThis week was meant to be an exciting one for both Blizzard and World of Warcraft players. Yesterday the Warlords of Draenor expansion launched, bringing with it a number of new features that make the lapsed subscribers think “maybe I’ll go play for a month” and end up staying several. But the launch has been overshadowed in the US by a massive DDoS attack.Blizzard has been dealing with unexpected stability issues overnight related to just how many players are trying to login and their concentration within zones. That has led to queues for players trying to gain access and understandably a lot of frustration. But the biggest cause of latency on North American servers has been a confirmed Distributed Denial of Service attack.The attack is thought to have started in China and has been large enough to cause servers to time out, players to disconnect, anfour hour period of downtime is currently in progress (5am – 9am PST) while Blizzard tries to solve the stability issues being caused by the combination of a very large player load and a DDoS. Such a combination is rare and therefore it’s not surprising WoW’s infrastructure is struggling to cope.The advice for anyone eager to play the new content, or indeed just carry on playing their MMO of choice today, is simply to wait. Hopefully the DDoS will stop before the end of the day and the server update will mean it won’t be a factor over the weekend when even more players will have time to sample Warlords of Draenor.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to make people of all ages aware of different social issues, the Kolkata Police has taken up a unique step and decorated the walls of Kasba police station with beautiful paintings.The paintings convey various messages on different social issues. All the paintings have one common feature, which is the presence of a little dog through whom the messages are spread. It has been shown in the painting how the small dog is stopping a girl from crossing a road by flouting traffic norms. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAgain, there is a painting on a wall in which the necessity of planting trees has been depicted and in another one, the necessity of keeping our surroundings clean has been shown.The main idea behind taking the step is to make the police station friendly to children and citizens alike. Residents of the area have appreciated the move of the police and stated that all the police stations in the city should be decorated with such art.It may be mentioned that besides taking the step of making the police station child friendly, the Kolkata Police has already set up child friendly corners (CFC) at different police stations. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe CFCs were set up for distressed children, where they will not get panicked seeing policemen in uniform in front of them. There are CFCs in Ultadanga, Karaya and Tollygunj police stations. The CFCs are run by the Kolkata Police in collaboration with an NGO that mainly works for children.CFCs are also decorated similarly to create a soothing atmosphere for distressed children, as studies have revealed that they get panicked upon seeing policemen in uniform and it leaves a deep impact on their life.last_img read more

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism says it is necessary to legalize the use of marijuana to combat security, adding that it is a major topic in the upcoming July 1 elections.The Secretary of Tourism of Mexico, Enrique de la Madrid, has returned to the topic, insisting that the country legalize marijuana, noting that each state should make its own decision.It is the second time in which the minister delves into the issue in the middle of the electoral campaign. In January, he proposed to regularize consumption to stop the rampant violence in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo, a pronouncement that generated huge controversy between the Mexican political class and society.“I think that in Mexico we should move toward a regulation at the state level,” he said in an interview with Reuters in which he adds that he does not think it “logical” to use funds to persecute consumers of this substance when they should be used to combat kidnapping, rape or murder.“Maintaining marijuana in illegality is giving money to drug traffickers,” he says. “And with that money what these gentlemen do is that they bribe more police, buy more weapons and are more violent,” the senior official says.De la Madrid says, “If you want to kill criminal groups you have to weaken them,” by eliminating their sources of financial income.“One of the ways is to legalize drug use. Some say it is not true. Yes it is true, it is logical,” he insisted.Enrique de la Madrid said that to combat insecurity in tourist sites, it is necessary to regulate the use of drugs such as marijuana and strengthen police forces.The legalization of marijuana has become one of the star themes of the upcoming presidential elections. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has always maintained that Mexico and the United States should not pursue divergent policies in this matter.Many security experts question whether the increase in violence is related specifically to marijuana trafficking, where tourist hot spots such as Los Cabos and Cancun both saw deaths increase last year.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAccording to their report, the most requested areas in Cancun were the Cancun International Airport and the Las Americas shopping center. Cancun, Q.R. — Uber México says that during the recent Easter holiday season, more than 50,000 people tried to hire Uber. Uber has had a regular flow of issues with trying to offer their service in Cancun. They do, however, operate in other areas of Mexico that includes 46 cities around the country. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) He says that the main obstacle in returning to the city of Cancun is the Institute of Mobility of Quintana Roo, adding that several Coparmex (Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana) surveys reflect that society considers taxi fares are high, the service is lousy and the high cost of urban transportation and traffic congestion are issues that already require more and better options. Saúl Crespo Laborem, Communications Manager of the transnational company, recalled that in 2018, more than a million people, domestic and foreign tourists as well as residents of Cancun, tried to use the platform service.last_img read more

Where to eat Christmas dinner in Costa Rica

August 19, 2019 | shgcmyqk | No Comments

first_imgRelated posts:Cultural Center anniversary, vegan fair, and more events around Costa Rica International Film Festival, The Nutcracker, and other happenings around Costa Rica Star Wars Fest, Christmas activities, and other happenings around Costa Rica Coffee fair, gospel concert, and other events around Costa Rica Facebook Comments If you’ve got any room left in your belly after the delectable tamales most of us will eat this holiday season, you might find yourself searching for the perfect location for a Christmas Eve (or Day) feast – but what’s open, and what will strike the right festive note? Here are a few pics for a special meal.Grano de Oro In western San José, the Grano de Oro’s warm and cozy hotel restaurant is offering a special menu throughout all of December. The menu consists of an appetizer, which can be thinly sliced pig trotter, fennel puree, parsley pesto, lemon vinaigrette and wasabi salad; or slow braised, shredded suckling pig, grilled squash, roasted artichoke and cilantro jus. For the main course, you can chose between brown butter roasted smoked Congrio, wild mushrooms, swiss chard and suckling pig jus; or slow roasted suckling pig, blood sausage, salt-crusted vegetables and squash gratin. Top off your meal with a selection from the famous dessert menu and take in the gilt-edged holiday decor.The special menu is offered every nights throghout December at the Grano de Oro Restaurant, Paseo Colón district, San José. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Costs vary depending on selections made. More info: 2255-3322.Intercontinental HotelThe hotel will offer different Christmas dinner options at its three restaurants:Alfredo: Traditional Italian appetizer followed by glazed baked leg of lamb in red wine or stuffed chicken. For dessert, traditional Panettone Milanese served with chocolate and vanilla sauce.Factory: A mesclun snd arugula salad with grapes, almonds, pears, apples, cottage cheese and citrus dressing, followed by roasted pork leg. For dessert, crispy coconut orange cream and chocolate truffle with black chocolate mousse and Grand Marnier, or a chocolate basket and champagne cream with macerated fruit.The Market: Appetizers will include shrimp with avocado, olive octopus, salami kebabs, and turkey with asparagus, among others. Main course options will be roasted whole turkey or pork leg. To finish the night, choose from the same dessert options offered at Factory, above.Christmas Dinner at Real Intercontinental, Escazú, takes place Dec. 24. 6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. $40 – 48 (₡20,000 – 24,000). More info: 2208-2100 or website. The Market Restaurant (Courtesy of Intercontinental Hotel)El Patio RestaurantLocated in the heart of San José, the Balmoral Hotel’s restaurant El Patio invites you to celebrate Christmas with a varied menu.  On Dec. 24-25 El Patio will delight you with mixed salad, potato salad, and a selection of cold meats, followed by roasted pork, cranberry sauce, chicken breast with mushroom sauce, rice, mini vegetables cooked in wine, smashed sweet potatoes with marshmellows and stuffed tomato with palmito. The meal includes two glasses of wine and Brazo de Gitano for dessert.Dec. 24-25 at El Patio Restaurant in the Balmoral Hotel, Ave. Central, downtown San José. $36 (₡18,000). 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. More info: 2210-7236 or elpatio@balmoral.co.cr .Mangroove HotelThe luxurious Mangroove Hotel in Guanacaste offers a Christmas dinner on Dec. 24 set alongside the breathtaking beach scenery of the Pacific coast. The hotel’s Makoko Restaurant will serve a family-style meal that includes artichoke gratin with coriander sauce, a green leafy salad that includes dried cranberry, grapes, red onion, Parmesan cheese, brioche croutons and a raspberry dressing. The main course includes a delicious roast turkey with roasted gravy, corn bread and pecan stuffing, along with caramelized pumpkin, green beans, mushrooms and an orange-cranberry sauce. You also have the option of pork tenderloin with spiced grape sauce accompanied by ñampí, smashed potatoes, swiss chard and bacon. The dinner comes with a glass of sparkling wine.The Mangroove Hotel’s Christmas dinner takes place Dec. 24 at the hotel’s Makoko restaurant in Guanacaste. $40 (₡20,000) for adults and $20 (₡10,000) for children. Starting at 6 p.m. More info: reservations@elmangroove.net or 2291-7750. (Courtesy of Enjoy Group)Barceló San José Palacio HotelThis San José hotel will offer a wide array of choices for Christmas dinner, including pork shank with plums, lobster biscuit in whiskey, roast chicken leg with orange, gourmet filet of trout, filet mignon in port wine, chicken breast stuffed with cheese and spinach, mushroom skewers, vegetable fettucini and roasted sweet potato, among others. Dessert options include stuffed grapes, creme Catalan, a kiwi and mango frozen shot, Parisian glass of fruit with syrup, chocolate chips cookies, pistachio tiramisú, traditional Christmas cake, and more.The San José Palacio Christmas dinner takes place Dec. 24 at Barceló San José Palacio Restaurant. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Adults $40, and children $20 (₡10,000). More info: 2220-2034, ext. 715.Marriott HotelThe Marriott Hotel, located in La Ribera de Belén in Alajuela, will host its Christmas dinner Dec. 24. A fresh, varied salad bar leads the way into an appetizer of leek soup with bacon and chives, followed by main course options such as salmon fillet glazed with tamarind and pineapple sauce with chives, stuffed chicken with mushrooms, radiccio and bacon with a creamy Jamaica flower sauce, and ossobucco meat cooked in a wine sauce. On the side you have penne pasta with shrimp and cheddar cheese, smashed sweet potatoes with herbs and crispy onions, green beans with almonds and cranberries, chicken risotto with cherry tomatoes, and dried herbed pork rinds. Dinner options also include stuffed turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy, grilled ribeye with pepper and herbs, herbed bread, chimichurri aioli and radish cream. To finish off your night your dessert options include tronco navideño, chocolate bourbon, raspberry cream Genoese, apple pie with orange sauce, ginger and raspberry pie, and a Baviera plum pie.The Marriott Hotel’s Christmas dinner takes place Dec. 24 in La Ribera de Belén, Alajuela. $56 (₡28,000) per person. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. More info: 2298-0207 or 2298-0206. (Courtesy of Marriott Hotels)last_img read more

first_imgFour Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is currently undergoing a series of significant property enhancements which include the already completed Ballroom, Windows Lounge, Cabana Restaurant and pool upper terrace. The pool, guest rooms, suites, and restaurant will be completed each at separate intervals during the year with an anticipated completion of December 2009.“We are very excited about the enhancements taking place,” explains General Manager Mehdi Eftekari. “The completion of this project will allow us to offer an even more unique product which will complement the renowned every day personalized service from our experienced staff.”As the international hub for entertainment industry events, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is a home away from home to an impressive list of decision makers within the industry. The vision at hand was to modernize the preexisting traditional style interiors, while incorporating elements of classic Four Seasons flora and invoking the rich history of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.The new Ballroom reflects a return to California chic and understated charm. With 4000 square feet of space, the newly opened expansive arched windows are now revealed to give natural light to this elegant well proportioned ballroom. A palette of creamy neutral tones amid the standing traditional architecture complemented with delicate shears, and a contemporary garden inspired carpet design, hone in to sophistication for the perfect wedding or event.Windows Lounge has long been a gathering place for the Hollywood crowd. The updated Lounge incorporates elements of nature throughout using sumptuous hues of fresh spring greens and rich browns. With an eye on hip and moody chic, new features include a backlit photographic glass bar top that exhibits an image of succulent foliage, a green onyx fire place graces the centre of the Lounge and wooden wine cabinets. Adjacent to the Lounge, the patio has been expanded and includes additional lounge seating for up to 25 persons with two additional wrought iron cabanas hat provide both ambiance and privacy. This beautiful space of outdoor living is also complemented by the newly planted orange trees, bougainvillea and lush greenery.Upstairs on the 4th floor at the Cabana restaurant and upper pool terrace, a new awning covers the seating with discreet heaters fixed into the awning to warm up these cooler evenings in Southern California, as well as new lighting and outdoor sound system.The guest rooms which will start their redesign in August this year, nods to the timeless glamour of 1940s Hollywood, with elegantly mirrored wall paneling and white-gold contemporized chinoiserie headboards. The palette is composed of warm tans, fair woods, and an elegant infusion of aqua. The tan carpet features a slightly abstracted aqua pattern of spherical flora, a modern tribute to the Four Seasons long standing tradition of incorporating the softest elements of nature. Additional subtly to the room include vibrant blue bolsters that bounce off the champagne linens and leaf patterned throw at the foot of the bed. A matching throw pillow decorates the upholstered, tan armchair with stitched in aqua details that hint of blooming foliage. Each bathroom has been updated with elegant glass closures for the shower/bath tub area, new flat screen TVs, and new contemporary fixtures and vanity.www.fourseasons.comlast_img read more

first_imgChild commissioner Leda Koursoumba on Monday stressed the need for a policy change concerning the ban on parents or guardians being present when minors undergo medical examinations in state hospitals.Speaking after a meeting before the House human rights committee, Koursoumba said MPs heard the views of the health ministry, state pediatricians and child psychologists.“There was a very important conclusion,” she said, adding that they agreed “that the general rule must be to allow the presence of parents.”“Of course there are exceptions that will be decided by the doctor – where for example the parent’s mental state may not allow them to contribute to the best interest of the child – but all these must, as we have suggested, be established through a protocol,” she said.The committee asked the health ministry to draft the protocol in cooperation with the child commissioner. The two sides said they will inform the committee on the task’s progress after the summer.“This is a very positive development that will also benefit our children,” Koursoumba said.Committee chairwoman, DISY MP Stella Kyriakidou, said everyone agreed that a protocol must be put in place clearly defining a child’s right to have their parents on their side when undergoing medical examinations.Kyriakidou said the matter will be revisited by October. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The UN and the US say the crackdown on the Rohingya was tantamount to ethnic cleansing. said shes already signed on to be in another installment.

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